SeptemberThe Pangolin Reports: Trafficked to Extinction
SeptemberYangtze Water Risks, Hotspots & Growth
AugustThirsty & underwater: Rising risks in the Greater Bay Area
June114˚E Hong Kong Reef Fish
JuneGlobal Environmental Reporting Collective
AprilAre Asia’s Pension Funds Ready For Climate Change?
MarchClimate Bonds Initiative Award
JanuaryWildlife Crime Seminar 2.0
JanuaryTrading in Extinction
JanuaryHong Kong 2050 is Now
DecemberDrink without Waste 免「廢」暢飲 Reducing Single-use Plastic in Hong Kong
OctoberCRT’s Sustainable Seafood Campaign with Foodie
SeptemberShark fin will be gone from Maxim’s menus by 2020
SeptemberFair Winds Charter
SeptemberNo Water, No Growth – Does Asia Have Enough Water To Develop?
SeptemberNew China Water Risk Website
SeptemberCharting Asia’s Protein Journey
JulyChina Prioritises Environment: More Disclosure Needed to Match Rising Risks
JulyGreen Finance Series – Environmental Risk Analysis by Financial Institutions
The Pangolin Reports: Trafficked to Extinction
Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Here’s how this underground trade risks wiping out the species. The Pangolin Reports is the work of a nine-month investigation by more than 30 journalists in Africa, Asia, and Europe called the Global Environmental Reporting Collective.
Yangtze Water Risks, Hotspots & Growth
Rampant pollution due to rapid development in China’s socio-economic powerhouse, Yangtze River Economic Belt, has led the nation to unleash multiple policy innovations to green the river that could bring shocks and opportunities globally.
Thirsty & underwater: Rising risks in the Greater Bay Area
The Greater Bay Area is slated for ambitious growth in China’s 13th Five Year Plan (2016-2020) yet water risks and climate threats could sink its dreams. As early as 2030, these rising risks could threaten key sectors that drive the region’s GDP, which was US$1.6trn in 2018. With the GBA’s GDP estimated to grow to US$4.6trn by 2030, the report warns that careful water-nomic planning and cohesive resilience strategies are needed for a “thirsty & underwater” future.
114˚E Hong Kong Reef Fish
On June 26th, BLOOM HK proudly launched Hong Kong's first citizen science led online directory for reef fish"114˚E Hong Kong Reef Fish Web-Portal". The Portal, which is accessible to the public will allow more people than ever to discover the beauty and diversity of the underwater world.
Global Environmental Reporting Collective
In a pioneering initiative, supported by ADMCF, journalists from Asia, Africa, and Europe have formed the Global Environmental Reporting Collective to report on both environmental degradation and species loss: two of the most important issues of our time. The Pangolin Reports is their first initiative and involves a network of journalists working on a series of reports to document the poaching, smuggling, and consumption of pangolins.
Are Asia’s Pension Funds Ready For Climate Change?
CWR, Manulife Asset Management and Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) co-authored a report on imminent threats to asset owners’ portfolios from climate and water risks.
Climate Bonds Initiative Award
Our TLFF I transaction won the Climate Bonds Initiative's 2019 Green Bond Pioneer Award, recognizing international leadership in green finance.
Wildlife Crime Seminar 2.0
On January 22nd, ADMCF brought together members of the legal community, government, NGOs, as well as financial crime and wildlife investigators to share views on how to combat the trade in illegal wildlife products through Hong Kong.
Trading in Extinction
Trading in Extinction: The Dark Side of Hong Kong's Wildlife Trade illustrates, for the first time, the extent and nature of the wildlife trade and wildlife crime in Hong Kong. Not only is the trade in legal and illegal wildlife at a significant and unsustainable scale, it is likely to get worse.
Hong Kong 2050 is Now
Civic Exchange, World Resources Institute, ADMCF and RS Group launched a new alliance, Hong Kong 2050 is Now, which seeks to increase ambition in Hong Kong’s transition towards carbon neutrality through research, education and action.
Drink without Waste 免「廢」暢飲 Reducing Single-use Plastic in Hong Kong
The Drink Without Waste positioning paper was launched on December 6th 2018 outlining strategies and actions to address the increasing mountain of waste from sealed single use beverage containers in Hong Kong. The Group also pledges to work towards 70%-90% recovery rates for PET containers and liquid cartons in Hong Kong and with all parties – government, producers, retailers, recyclers and consumers – working closely together, this increase could be achieved by 2025.
CRT’s Sustainable Seafood Campaign with Foodie
CRT has engaged Foodie on a new campaign publishing 8 articles, organising 3 events and producing 3 videos on sustainable seafood (why, what, how to find) to educate the public and encourage the industry to keep promoting these products.
Shark fin will be gone from Maxim’s menus by 2020
As a result of HKSF, WildAid and other wildlife NGO's campaign work, Hong Kong's largest restaurant group Maxim's announced that it would stop serving shark fin at all of its outlets from 01 January 2020.
Fair Winds Charter
How Civic Exchange influenced policy making to reduce ship emissions in HK 2006-2015. The "Fair Winds Charter” report documents Civic Exchange and other key stakeholders’ 10-year effort to tackle the problems of ship emissions and air pollution in HK.
No Water, No Growth – Does Asia Have Enough Water To Develop?
Rivers are important to Asia as one in every 2.5 Asians live along Asia’s 10 major rivers. Over USD4 trillion is generated here, but there is little conversation on the threats to Asia’s Water Towers or water and climate risks faced by these rivers. To catalyse such conversations, this report seeks to provide an overview of the challenges that are critical to Asia. Published by CWR.
New China Water Risk Website
After seven years CWR has revamped their website which now reflects their three key focus areas of: Waternommics, WaterRiskValuation and BusinessUnusual.
Charting Asia’s Protein Journey
Population growth and rising incomes across Asia will drive a 78% increase in meat and seafood consumption by 2050. The report examines the environmental effects of meeting Asia’s growing demand for protein, discloses for the first time the dramatic impact on water, land-use, anti-microbial use and the climate.
ADMCF met with members of the Legislative Council of HK, with fellow members of the HK Wildlife Trade Working Group BLOOM and WWF HK to discuss how to best combat wildlife crime in HK and provide insights in our ongoing research into this issue.
China Prioritises Environment: More Disclosure Needed to Match Rising Risks
With China moving to mandatory environmental disclosure it is a good time to take stock on where Chinese companies are on the Environmental aspect (E) in ESG disclosure. Published by CWR and Syntao.
Green Finance Series – Environmental Risk Analysis by Financial Institutions
This first-ever book on environmental risk analysis by financial institutions introduces environmental risk analysis & management for commercial banks, asset management companies and insurance companies. CWR co-authored the water risk chapter. Published by China’s Green Finance Committee (China CFC).